Make sure you’re on time for Monday morning.
- Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 2 a.m. Daylight saving time begins. (Spring Forward)
- Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 2 a.m. Daylight saving time ends. (Fall Back)
Daylight saving time is almost here. Some of us may experience a little agitation losing an hour of sleep over the weekend, but we soon realize seeing the daylight longer in the evening is very nice.
The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time (DST) is to make better use of the daylight. Moving an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening. The thought on this, is it saves energy in the summer months by extending the daylight in the evening when more people would be using more lights and electricity.
The above DST dates are for most of the U.S. and Canada. Note there are areas in both countries that do not observe DST. The practice of DST is used in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Most of the participating countries are a good distance from the equator.
The National Fire Protections Association recommends changing your smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries at the same time we change our clocks for Daylight Saving Time. I’m personally wondering how many clocks are still out there that need to be manually changed, since so many modern devices change themselves for the DST. In that case set yourself a reminder to change your smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries.
It is also a good idea to take care of a few other semi-annual tasks at the same time we are practicing the DST changes. The University of Oklahoma Police Department shares a few other tasks to take care of, such as prepare a disaster supply kit for your home and a winter car-emergency kit. All great suggestions for a semi-annual check list. Of course I would suggest putting an insurance policy review on that list, but this could be on an annual schedule. See: Failure to have annual policy checkup
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